Another GREAT decorating book!
I don’t usually pick up any book with the word “rustic” in the title, but I’m trying to get out of my reading comfort zone, so I started with Modern Rustic. It turned out to be a great choice. Surprising new ways to pair rustic stone fireplaces with unexpected elements provide some of the best ideas: concrete and velvet, varnished plywood and painted brick, chandeliers with painted metal tables. Great stuff! Some of the upholstery material is fabulous. There’s slubby linen, lots of fur and velvet, and one gorgeous cushy couch covered in images of moths and birds.
Interior stylist Emily Henson and writer Joanna Simmons lead the reader through their incarnations of modern rustic decor: pure, bohemian, pop, and retro rustic. It’s all in the details, and Henson and Simmons do a great job of blending textiles, lighting, flooring and furniture to show how beautiful modern rustic style can be. I recommend this book for fun and inspiration.